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Posted by TJ on Thursday May 26, 2011 @ 01:45 AM
[Tags: shopping, tips, business]

1) You can avoid getting short changed ... Avoid the chance of the cashier giving you back the wrong change
2) Easier Expense Tracking - Most credit cards have great tracking online, so say, you want to know how much you spent at Starbucks in the last year that will be a lot easier to figure out if you used your credit every time.
3) Avoid going to the ATM --- I know ATM's are everywhere but why waste your time or risk having to pay an ATM fee when you run out of cash?
4) Rewards - most credit cards offer rewards -- which might not be much but its still free money or travel miles.
5) Protection - If you buy something with cash and it is a lemon you won't get your money back unless the seller agrees but if you use a credit card you may be able to issue a charge back claim and have the charge reversed by the bank.
6) Better credit rating - Charging your purchases and paying off the balance each month with build good credit history. The longer you keep a credit card the better your score will be. It will be harder and more expensive to purchase a house or car if you do not have a good credit history.
7) Change is nuisance -- Avoid change jars where the money will just sit in your house for years not accruing any interest.

Posted by TJ on Monday November 29, 2010 @ 10:12 PM
[Tags: shopping, internet, business]

I wanted to give props to for my recent online purchase. I was a little hesitant at first since I have never heard of this online retailer. The item I originally ordered was the QNAP TS-439 II selling for $700. However, it apparently went out of stock before they could ship so they called me to let me know they will instead ship me a free upgrade to the QNAP TS-439 II+ (selling for $760) since they do not have the model I ordered in stock. I agreed and they shipped that day and it arrived in excellent condition.

I do appreciate when retailers go out of their way to keep the customer happy, and I would definitely recommend them if you're looking for great prices.

Posted by TJ on Friday September 5, 2008 @ 11:23 AM
[Tags: bookclub, thoughts, shopping]

Someone bought a book from my amazon affiliate link (thank you by, the way). "Rethinking Globalization: Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World" looks like a very interesting read, especially if you're a teacher. I believe teacher's have the opportunity to affect our nation's future by investing time, energy, and wisdom in our students. Pretty important role I'd say. I think it's also interesting when teacher's step out of the textbook and teach stuff based on current issues. This book is written by by Bill Bigelow, Bob Peterson and received excellent reviews.

So here it is the first TJshome book club nomination #1...

Posted by TJ on Friday October 12, 2007 @ 05:24 PM
[Tags: humor, shopping, amazon]

Amazon certainly has an interesting variety of meat available for shipping to your home.

Elk Carcass $1,225.00

    Product Features:
  • Price based on 225 lb. hanging carcass weight
  • USDA Inspected farm raised Rocky Mountain Elk
  • Shipped to your door in an insulated container 7-
  • 14 days after ordering
    Carcass cut to your specifications
    Less cholesterol than skinless chicken and one half the fat of beef


And if you don't have enough money for an Elk you can always get the less favorable Venison. It;s picture is the same so it may taste the same as well.

Venison Carcass $269.00

    Product Features:
  • Price based on 50 lb. hanging carcass weight
  • USDA Inspected farm raised Fallow Deer Venison
  • Shipped to your door in an insulated container 7-14 days after ordering
  • Carcass cut to your specifications
  • Less cholesterol than skinless chicken and one half the fat of beef


And finally for those with no appetite for deer meat there always Fresh Rabbit.

Fresh Whole Rabbit $29.50

    Product Features
  • Approx. 3lbs / 1.4kg
  • Product of the USA


For even more fun check out the comments related to each...

Posted by TJ on Friday July 27, 2007 @ 12:27 PM
[Tags: amazon, shopping, personal]

I do a lot of shopping online because I hate stores. Today I decided to see exactly how much I spend at my most common online stop... here's the list

KRZR USB Cable22.95
Sims 2 (gift)25.82
Tommy Hilfiger Belt19.99
Nautica Polo27.89
Ethernet card17.99
Kenneth Kole shirt29.90
Geoffrey Beane Dress shirt29.99
Izod Dress shirt9.88
Geoffrey Beane Dress shirt11.25
Geoffrey Beane Dress shirt11.25
Geoffrey Beane Dress shirt11.25
Norelco Elec Shaver30.75
Logitech Mouse12.90
Skagen Watch73.00
MVP Baseball29.99
Utility Knife9.99
Plier Set13.96

2007 (Through July 27th 2007)
iHome clock Radio99.99
Monitor Cleaning Wipes7.75
Wired Magazine Subscription5.00
Bike Rack99.99
PC TV-Tuner49.99

I got some pretty good deals on name brand items. You can too by using the Amazon Deal Finder Here

Amazon Deal Finder